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    West Java Revises Regional Regulation of Intellectual Property Protection


    BANDUNG - West Java Provincial Government revises the Regional Regulation (Perda) on Protection of Intellectual Property. This Regulation on Intellectual Property Management has been approved by Parliament of West Java in Plenary Session at West Java Parliament Building, Diponegoro Street No. 27, the city of Bandung, Monday (28/5/18).

    The regulation will then be submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs to receive facilitation, such as registration number and will be enacted to become a regulation. Previously, West Java Parliament through Special Committee (Pansus) VIII West Java Parliament has discussed and reviewed the draft regional regulation draft with various related parties.

    West Java Provincial Regulation on Intellectual Property Management to protect the creativity and innovation of intellectual property and traditional cultural expression in the province. Previously, it was stipulated in West Java Provincial Regulation No. 5 of 2012 on Protection of Intellectual Property.

    In his report, according to Pansus VIII Regulation No. 5 of 2012 needs to be reviewed. As a result of the issuance of several legislation related to intellectual property and the reach of less implementative arrangement.

    Intellectual property is a wealth that arises or is born out of human intellectual ability through its creativity, taste, and livelihood which can be the work of technology, science, art, and literature that provides economic benefits to society.

    "The provincial government plays a role in protecting the cultural rights of the provinces, protecting patents on invention generated by inventors in official relations, and protecting local / local varieties and geographical indications," said a member of Special Committee VIII in his report.

    Through this regulation, Pansus VIII also asked the provincial government to actively undertake the facilitation of collective brand registration. This can be done through ministers in charge of intellectual property.

    Met after the Plenary Session, West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) said that this regulation on Intellectual Property is a derivative of existing legislation.

    According to Aher, a work must be protected. Especially if the work gives a material impact. So the owner of the work should be able to enjoy the intellectual works. This regulation is also to fortify the act of piracy.

    "Because when someone has a work, then the work needs to be protected. When the work is worth, whether it is material or non-material then the owner must be protected, his work should not be hijacked, "Aher said.

    "Then the positive impact, especially when the impact of material should not be hijacked by others, and must be protected so that the creator of the work can enjoy the results of his work as a result of intellectual work," he concluded.

    In addition to local regulations on Intellectual Property Management. On this occasion, West Java parliament also approved two other local regulations. Among them raperda on the Implementation of Population Administration and Raperda quiet Prevention and Handling Pornography.

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